In a first, Starbucks lowers price of some drinks
Coffee chain Starbucks Corp , which for years raised prices without any customer pushback, said on Thursday that it is cutting prices for the first time on some drinks while boosting prices on others. Read Full Article here.
New technology gives LED displays a twist: study
U.S. researchers said on Thursday they have found a way to make large-scale flexible display screens that can be stretched to fit the contours of a bus yet are transparent enough so riders can see out windows. Read Full Article here.
Hurricane Bill set to regain power, Bermuda prepares
Hurricane Bill weakened slightly on Thursday but was expected to regain power on a northwest ocean track that will take it between Bermuda, where inhabitants prepared for high winds and heavy seas, and the U.S. East Coast. Read Full Article here.
Flu fighters battle pandemic online
The world is gripped by a flu pandemic and it's up to you to stop it -- that is, if you choose to play a new game developed by a Dutch medical center and available online for free. Read Full Article here.
Frustrated tweets new headache for airlines
Indignant letters, e-mails and phone calls can still get results for unhappy airline travelers, but more are finding that if you really want to vent your frustrations, you can now be loud and fast and public. Read Full Article here.
KKR's Dollar General files for $750 million IPO
Discount retailer Dollar General Corp, backed by powerful private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co , filed for an initial public offering of up to $750 million on Thursday, according to a regulatory filing. Read Full Article here.
Apparel, accessory retailers top profit view
Lower costs and better inventory management helped several apparel and accessory retailers posted better-than-expected results on Thursday, while some companies forecast a stronger finish to the year. Read Full Article here.
U.S. sues AT&T for age discrimination
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued AT&T Inc on Thursday, accusing the nation's largest phone company of discriminating against workers over 40. Read Full Article here.